Students learn that a force is defined as the movement of an object by a push or a pull and test how variations of force affect performance. Science Topics:
What is Force?
How does Pushing and Pulling Objects Relate to Force?
How do we get a Car to Move Farther?
How do we get a Car to Move?
What is an Ecosystem?
Students learn that an ecosystem is the interaction of living organisms with their physical environment. Students identify patterns of survival techniques in plants and animals and actions humans can take to ensure survival. Science Topics:
What is a Rainforest?
How do Plants and Animals Change their Environments to Meet their Needs?
What is the Relationship between Plants and Animals and their Environments?
How can Humans Conserve Our Environment?
What is Weather?
Students learn the basics of weather and the factors that influence
it. Students also learn how to identify and measure the effects of
various weather patterns. Science Topics:
What are Weather Instruments?
What are Types of Clouds?
What are Weather Patterns?
What is a Severe Weather Forecast?How Can We Design a Structure that Reduces the Warming Effect of Sunlight?
Can We Build It?
Students will use the engineering design process to build their own structures. Students will experiment with balance, stability, form, and function. Science Topics: